The Team

With over 2,000 babies and 30 years of combined professional experience, the Heartbeat team is prepared to help you birth your way!

Carmen Geyman

Owner, Certified Professional & Licensed Midwife, Certified Lactation Specialist

As the most experienced Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) in Lubbock, having attended over 1220 deliveries, she has been described as calming, reassuring, and confident. She is also a Certified Lactation Specialist who is passionate about natural health care.

“I am the wife and mother of four busy and resilient children; I enjoy being outside, listening to music, and sewing. My husband, as the business manager for Heartbeat Midwifery, has been a constant source of encouragement and support as we work together to empower and support the families in this community. 

God gave me a passion when I was 19 to be a part of the miracle of new life. Over the years I have been blessed with opportunities to work with families across the US, and internationally in Asia and Africa. 

I enjoy every phase of the childbearing year. It gives me deep satisfaction to provide families with a safe and professional environment where they can birth the way they want!

Courtney Tanner

Certified Professional & Licensed Midwife, Certified Lactation Specialist

Courtney received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Idaho while working as a massage therapist and gained several years of experience alongside a chiropractor. Her experience brings a unique set of skills for birthing moms!

“I thought I was done with school, and off-hand mentioned to a friend, ‘if I could go back and do it all over again, I’d be a midwife!’. Just a few weeks later, the opportunity to study midwifery on the mission field made this possible. I’m honoured and thankful for the training and experience gained through midwifery as well as the opportunity to love others with Christ’s love.”  

She completed her midwifery training at a charity clinic in the Philippines where she spent 2.5 years caring for hundreds of women in low resource settings and learned more deeply of God’s love for His children. 

Amber Rudlong

Certified Professional & Licensed Midwife
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

“I have enjoyed learning and growing in the practice of midwifery. The way the human body works and functions is one of the amazing creations of God and the process of birth never ceases to amaze me.

I enjoy education and after midwifery school I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, so I devoted a few more years to studying and earned my bachelors in nursing. 

I travel when I can, enjoy hiking, gardening, hunting, the great outdoors, and fermented things.”

Students are the key to the future of midwifery in West Texas. Our goal at Heartbeat Midwifery is to serve our community by investing in the women of Lubbock so that they, in turn, can care for the families in our community. Our students are a valuable part of who we are at Heartbeat.

Shiane Archer

Senior Student Midwife
Certified Lactation Specialist

Shiane began working with moms and babies in the postpartum and baby nursery. She has been diligently working towards midwifery and plans on graduating in the spring of 2023.

“I am a wife and a mom to two blessings. While I have always been interested in pregnancy and childbirth, I became increasingly more fascinated with the idea of relationship centered, holistic care after having my own babies. After almost six years of working with moms and babies as a registered nurse, God opened the door for me to begin midwifery education. Through midwifery, my ambition is to support women and their families as they navigate pregnancy and birth in the way they desire.”

Agatha Martens

Student Midwife

Agatha has been a DONA-certified doula and Lamaze Certified Childbirth educator since 2019. Many will know her for almost 100 doula clients she has cared for in Seminole and the surrounding areas. She may be our newest student but she comes with a wealth of experience and passion for natural birth!

“I have been in love with birth as far back as I can remember! After getting married and having my own four beautiful babies with midwives, that love just grew! Over the past three years, I have been blessed to start my work in the birth field as a doula and childbirth educator. I am excited to further my education in midwifery care and continue serving and loving our birth community, mamas and babies!

Besides my family and birth work, the outdoors is my love language! Yard work, gardening, farming, and lake life take up my spare time!”

Interns

Heartbeat partners with schools such as the Association of Texas Midwives and Newlife International School of Midwifery. Heartbeat has the unique opportunity to host these new graduates for a few months while they prepare for the North American Registry of Midwives examination and State exams and licensure.

Our office staff insure that the birth team is able to do their job. Heartbeat would not function smoothly day-to-day without the tireless hours and ingenuity they put into the Birth Center.

Kaegan Westbrook

Office Manager

“After learning about midwifery care in my late teens, God has been calling my heart to join in the work of this field. I am passionate about education and empowering expectant mothers and their families. 

I love combining my strengths of organization and task management with my desire to purposefully serve those around me. My role at Heartbeat allows me to connect with both families and midwives to support the families within my community.

When not working at the Birth Center, I enjoy sharing the Lord’s love as a volunteer on my church worship team, through doula work, and as a wife to my husband.”

Jacob Geyman

Business Administrator

Having served as a Missionary Pilot and Aircraft Technician in Botswana and Tanzania, Jacob now does everything from designing the website to overseeing the Quality Assurance Program. 

“It is very rewarding to see that what I do frees up everyone else to focus on moms and babies. Empowering the Heartbeat Midwifery team to help families through childbirth and maternity care is my job description and I love it!”